Alexander Rossy

Full Name: Alexander Rossy
Other surnames: Rossey
Date of death: January 20, 1873

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 12 Elected but never sworn 13th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)   Democrat Galveston / Galveston   Brazoria, Galveston, Matagorda

(1) "Our Legislative Ticket . . .", Tuesday supplement, 11/12/1872, p. 1. "We feel confident now that the Hon. Thomas M. Joseph, the Hon. Alexander Rossy, and the Hon. John Adriance are elected to the Legislature by at least two hundred majority."
"Legislators Elected," 11/14/1872, p. 2. "Those marked with a star are Radicals, the others Liberals: Twelfth District - Thomas M. Joseph, Alexander Rossy, and John Adriance (no stars)." Galveston Daily News.
(2) "The Election for Representatives," Wednesday evening, 11/13/1872, p. 3. Shows election results for representative from Galveston, Brazoria and Matagorda counties, "as appears from the official returns": T.J. Joseph, 2,822 votes; Alex Rossy, 2,814 votes, J Adriance, 2,818. Galveston Tri-Weekly Civilian.
(3) Alexander Rossey elected, but never sworn. Rossy not present but appointed to committees on 1/16/1873, pp. 14-16. Death of Alexander Rossy reported in journal, 1/20/1873, p. 81. No record of Rossy/Rossey ever being present to take the oath of office. House Journal. January 16, 1873 January 22, 1873
(4) Chauncy B. Sabin, sworn 4/4/1873, succeeded Alexander Rossey, member-elect, died 1/20/1873. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) Representative apportionment - Constitution of 1869, Article III, ยง 39. Representative District 12: 1 Senator, 3 Representatives. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2009.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Other Resources

  • Alexander Rossey. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
  • Report on funeral of Hon. Alexander Rossy, reprinted from Galveston News, "member elect of the legislature from this county [Galveston]," Dallas Herald, 1/25/1873, p. 3. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Alexander Rossey. Texas House of Representatives: A Pictorial Roster 1846-1992, 1992.

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Committee Information top

13th R.S. - 1873
Commerce and Manufactures  
Towns and City Corporations  

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